A Mad Men Inspired Hen Party
Photos by | Velvet Storm Photography

mad men inspired hen party

I'm so honored and excited that I was asked to feature yet another amazing Velvet Storm Photography styled shoot!  This go around we have a Mad Men inspired hen party, or bachelorette party for our American readers,  located in an adorably quaint regency house belonging to Beatnik Breaks.  As most of you already know, I'm a huge fan of anything and everything retro and these bachelorettes sure are channeling my ultimate 1950's housewife dream! 

vintage hair victory rolls
bachelorette party idea
girls drinking tea

As a friend of many past brides, I've been to my fair share of bachelorette parties, none of which I ever looked forward to.  Don't get me wrong, I'm completely thrilled for the bride to be, but corny sashes, matching party shirts, shots, and getting wasted is not my cup of tea.  Throwing a girl's night at an intimate location is an excellent way to bond and have a great time with friends. Increase the fun by adding great catered food, play some dress up, get beautified, and document the event with an amazing photography session.  

food and tea by metrodeco
ladies putting on lipstick
vintage beauty shot
vintage bachelorette party secrets
adorable vintage flower skirt

I love everything about the 1950's.  A-line house dresses, pearls, floral prints, and fitted button up cardigans make up the wardrobe of a modest housewife that we all know is anything but.  There is something about having the look of a perfect Stepford wife and letting loose with your girlfriends that makes this shoot so appealing to me.  I think every woman can relate, striving for perfection, while juggling the many aspects of a busy life.  

retro dresses drinking wine in the bathtub
ladies drinking tea
bathtub fun

Throwing a hen party like this allows all the ladies in your life to feel gorgeous and pampered for the day.  As a former bride, I really wanted all my friends to feel just as special as I felt.  What an amazing opportunity to get some great beauty shots to take home and show off to the men in your lives! 

vintage pinup style hair and makeup
retro cleaning housewives style
gorgeous vintage makeup

The fantastic thing about looking like a fabulous housewife during the day is the seamless transition to pinup vixen at night.  Sure tea and finger sandwiches are a great way to start off the party, but ending the night with cocktails, laughter, and pillow fights sounds like the perfect end to a fabulous day of beauty and bonding.  

retro teal colored housewife dress
vintage hen party drinking wine
vintage beauty shot
vixen drinking wine

I said it before and I'll say it again, the women of the UK have this hen party tradition all figured out.  Forget the strippers and penis straws, throw an event that your girls can really get excited about.  Why make it just a bachelorette idea?  I want a hen party every weekend!  A girl can dream, right?

hen fixing herself in mirror
bachelorette party drinks
bachelorette party idea mad men inspired
mad men inspired hen party drinks in bed
hen party posing
vintage hen party pillow fight

Hope you enjoyed this Mad Men Inspired Hen Party!  Leave a comment below.  I'd love to hear from you! 

mad men inspired hen party drinks with friends


Photographer | Velvet Storm Photography

Location | Beatnik Breaks

Hair | Fine to Fabulous Hair & Makeup

Makeup | Queen-G Makeup Artist

Clothing | Dig for Victory | Bobby & Dandy

Models | Lauren Reynolds | Ella Gale | Rachel Linnen

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